Sunday, August 23, 2009

Empanadas are a great little snack that is quite filling. The best thing about empanadas, you can fill them with whatever you want. You can use meat, cheese or even fill it with pizza sauce and mozzarella and create a deep fried pizza. When we were in Puerto Rico, I had crab filled ones and they were delicious!

This recipe will serve two but you can easily double it.


1/2 lb. ground sirloin
2 tbsp. Sofrito
4 oz. Goya Tomato Sauce
1 package Sazon Goya
Salt and Pepper
12 green olives (optional)
1 package Goya Discos (I use the white ones)
1/2 c. oil

Brown meat on medium heat. Add sofrito, tomato sauce, sazon and olives. Stir until combined. Turn heat down to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Fill disco with 2 tbsp. of meat mixture. Fold over and seal with fingers. Crimp edge with fork. Flip disco and crimp other side with fork.

Heat oil. Fry empanadas over medium/medium high heat until brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel.


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Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Beautiful dish! Sounds delicious!

CheapAppetite said...

I love empanadas:) When you suggest that we can make a deep fried pizza from this, I was so happy just to think about it. Must be delicious!

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

In one of my many food service jobs, I would make hundreds of empandas at a time. Thank god I love them so much or I would be deathly sick of 'em!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Delicious and so versatile! My kids would love these.

Mac said...

I made these for Gail and I this weekend ... so very good, and really easy ... thanks!!!